'Not acceptable' Gardai search suspected shebeen premises in Laois, Meath and Westmeath
Gardai have searched three suspected shebeen premises in the midlands as part of an investigation into alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation.
Substantial quantities of alcohol, beer taps, coolers, kegs, spirit dispensers and other bar wear were seized by officers in Co Laois, Co Meath, and Co Westmeath.
Gardai say the investigations were launched following a number of reports from the public.
Deputy Commissioner Policing and Security John Twomey said: "The vast majority of licensed premises are complying with the public health guidelines and regulations.
"The operation of any unlicensed premises puts at risk individuals and communities. This is not acceptable and under Operation Navigation An Garda Síochána will continue to take appropriate action. I would also like to thank members of the public who brought some of these matters to our attention.
No arrests were made during this phase of the investigations.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Files will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Gardai are appealing anyone with information about the operation of illegal Shebeen’s to contact their local garda station.